Mike Kippenhan

Recent articles by Mike Kippenhan

Sex machines

Issue 63, Spring 2007


Water-slide decals from the 1960s to the 1980s

A sign that eats itself

Issue 60, Summer 2006


Cartoon-like characters in logos and on signage are ubiquitous in South Korea

Recent blog posts about Mike Kippenhan

What are they thinking?

5 November 2012
Graphic design, Illustration, Posters, Visual culture

These unique, plebeian graphic executions – ephemeral, often questionable lawn signs – embody the US Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of free speech, says Mike Kippenhan.
In the United States, automobile bumper stickers and lawn signs are the preferred way of…

Fir sale

12 December 2011
Visual culture

Oregon’s handmade signs herald the coming of Christmas tree stands
With the end of the Thanksgiving holiday in late November, most Americans begin the transition…

Letter to the editor

18 September 2008
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, New media

Re: Afterword to ‘Googling the design canon’ – don’t diss the digital
From Mike Kippenhan The idea of inviting a variety of people associated with design to…